Youth Town BBQ/Music Festival was sponsored by Woodmen of the World at the Morgan/Bates Family Retreat Center in Beech Bluff. It also served as the ribbon cutting/grand opening of the new facility that is a ministry of Youth Town. The spacious
retreat center is available to churches, families and organizations for weekend and weeklong gatherings.
A car show, arts and crafts fair, petting zoo, live music from Magi, championship BBQ competition, jumpers, climbing wall,
hayride, children’s games and more provided entertainment for people of all ages. Musical guests included Chad and Brandon Karnes, Rich Lewis Band and Adam Johnson/Mike Robinson. Students from Freed-Hardeman University and the University
of Memphis Lambuth and employees from Quality Metal Stamping in Henderson were among the large number of volunteers for the festival.